What a beautiful Sunday afternoon we had! Even the 5:30 a.m. wake up call couldn't ruin this Sunday. I lounged around the house with Virginia during the morning. Then, in the afternoon, I drove out to the Conover Walmart to meet a couple that brought our poker table topper off of craigslist. It is nice getting rid of some of the junk that is filling up our closet. While I was at the Walmart, I decided to walk in and check out the bird feeders and flowers. I came out with a nice bird feeder and some beautiful snapdragons for the front porch. I am also glad to announce it looks like all my prayers to the flower gods may have helped and it looks like the flowers that my parents and I planted in the ground may live.
Once I got back home, we packed up and headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Hilderbrand's house. With Virginia being sick or Reiggin and I being sick, we have not been able to get over to see them in awhile. I always love driving out to their house and seeing the country. I was amazed at the bright yellow field that covered the left side of a house. Turns out it was only alfalfa grass, but it was beautiful. Virginia was super happy to get some loving from Grandma Hilderbrand. She also was beyond excited to play with Sadie and the other dogs at Grandma Hilderbrand's house, even if she is allergic to them. She also got her belated Easter basket. It was a small wagon full of goodies. Someone isn't spoiled by both Grandma Hilderbrand and Grandma Ford! Reiggin's parents' house sits on beautiful land. We pulled out an old wagon and took Virginia for a walk out to see the cows. I loved seeing Virginia's reaction when she saw these huge cows staring at her. One cow decided that he wanted a little lick but, luckily, Virginia was quick.
Reiggin was taking photos throughout our visit and got some really good shots. I love the shots of Virginia and I really enjoy the shots of an old house that is barely standing behind his parents' house called the Lackey House. Something about a run down old house is beautiful and full of mystery. I always wonder what the house looked like in its hay day. There is a old metal tub that sits in front of the house that I am dying to have. I told Reiggin that I would love to take it and clean it up and make it a reading tub for Virginia. Reiggin thought I was crazy. He didn't know what a reading tub was. I told him in my kindergarden class, we had a tub that we read books in and, if we wanted to, we napped in. I thought that was the coolest thing.
After visiting for awhile and a lovely walk, we headed back home to enjoy a couple huge porterhouse steaks that my loving husband perfectly prepared on the grill.
I couldn't have asked for a better Sunday afternoon with my family.
Virginia loves this magnet that Reiggin made
as a child for his mom.
She had a blast picking up all the rocks off
of Grandma Hilderbrand's driveway.
She also enjoyed walking around and looking
at all of Grandma Hilderbrand's flowers.
You know you love the wind action in
my hair in this photo.
Grandma Hilderbrand pulled down some
toys that she had saved over the years.
Virginia thought the wheel barrow made a perfect wagon.
Grandma Hilderbrand with Virginia.
The cow tried getting just a little lick
of Virginia, but she was too fast.
Taking a walk behind their house to see the cows.
Sadie playing around out in the field.